SNOW 2.0

Your 2020 Guide to Washington Winter

Weather a season of limited skiing, minimal group hangs, and record-high cabin fever. Dig into our complete guide to Seattle snowshoeing, frozen camping, and...

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Float On

Washington Guide to Snowshoes and Winter Hiking

Winter’s most accessible sport—with the goofiest footwear—keeps getting bigger. Here's how to do it safely.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Winter walks

10 Best Snowshoe Hikes in Western Washington

Trails look a little different in winter, but with the right footwear there's no reason to stay inside.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

earned turns

Backcountry Skiing Is Blowing Up This Winter

Skiers are heading out-of-bounds in droves this season—but all those newbies could snowball into disaster.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Cold Sleep

How to Love Winter Camping

10 tips for sleeping outside in the snow when it's dark, frozen...and surprisingly fun.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Lumberjacked up

How to Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Woods

Free-range evergreens from our national forests await your tinsel. Just grab a permit first.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Snow Report

14 Ski Mountains to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

Ski season has already begun in Northwest resorts. Here's what's new, what's different, and how the heck snowsports will work during a pandemic.

11/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

15 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts: Like home, but better.

11/20/2020 By Allison Williams

Silver lining

Ski Season Is Still On—Crystal Mountain Opens Wednesday

This year means more masks and advance reservations, but also more snow.

11/17/2020 By Allison Williams

AirB-n-Behave

8 Rules for Sharing a Cabin Rental

Don't let the common kitchen break up your bubble.

11/12/2020 By Allison Williams

Destinations

Complete Guide to Visiting Leavenworth

Where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Washington's Bavarian mountain wonderland.

11/05/2020 By Allison Williams

Stress Strolling

Where to Walk to Escape Election Jitters

Steal a page—but just this one—from the Hillary 2016 playbook.

11/05/2020 By Allison Williams

Day Tripper

How to Hunt for Chanterelles Near Seattle

It’s easy. But if you poison yourself, I’m not responsible.

10/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

House hunt

7 Washington Towns to Kick Off Your Airbnb Search

The best spots for weekend rentals, whether you're looking for a classic mountain experience or hours in a hot tub.

10/23/2020 By Allison Williams

Crossroads

Woodinville Wine Is Once Again in Flux

Given over to warehouses and agriculture, the town has always been an odd place to host a wine tasting hub. A few new projects show that’s changing.

10/21/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fall Report

Northwest Travel 2020: Where to Go, What to Know

Cruises and festivals are canceled—but there's still plenty to do, from a DIY take on Oktoberfest to a buffet road trip.

10/19/2020 By Allison Williams

Gun Shy

How to Hike in Hunting Season

And why the camo crew and the backpack brigade are really on the same team.

10/16/2020 By Allison Williams

Is That Allowed?

Should You Book Holiday Travel?

There's a big question mark over Thanksgiving and Christmas flights this year.

10/14/2020 By Allison Williams

Oeno Files

A Guide to Washington Wine Country

Walla Walla and Woodinville are this state’s east and west wine hubs. Both can provide much-needed escape right now.

10/13/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams Photography by Brandon Hill

Roaming Palate

3 Yakima Valley Wines to Find Now

Washington’s first federally approved wine region always produces excellent wines.

10/13/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan